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Spotlight on a course: Philosophy of Cognition
What is the mind? How are mind and body related? And how should we investigate such questions? In this course we will look into the contemporary philosophy of mind and cognition. The course starts with a general overview of main topics in philosophy of mind and cognition, and their roots in metaphysics, phenomenology and epistemology. We will discuss a range of traditional philosophical problems, such as the mind-body problem, including questions on mental causation; the problem of other minds, including questions on social cognition and the distinction between first and third person experience, including problems of intentionality and consciousness. In each class we will examine contemporary approaches to these problems and discuss the relation to empirical research.
Meet & Ask
Talk to a student, a teacher and/or a study advisor live, via Zoom. You will receive a short presentation of the programme and you will be able to ask all of your questions live, together with other prospective students.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I enrol in a Master's if I have not yet completed my Bachelor's?

    We advise you not to wait until the registration deadline before enrolling in the Master's programme. The sooner you enrol, the sooner we can inform you about your admission. When you enrol, you are not required to immediately upload your degree certificate. If you have not yet obtained your degree certificate but are in possession of all the other application documents, you can go ahead and submit your enrolment. You will then have until 31 August to upload your Bachelor's degree. Please check out the Graduate School of Humanities website for the application procedure.

  • What are my options after graduation?

    After you have completed this programme, you can choose pursue an academic career or you can enter the job market. Please find more information on the 'Careers' page.

  • How do I go about finding housing in Amsterdam?

    Finding housing in Amsterdam is often difficult because of the high demand with regard to student accommodation, but by starting your search on time and putting in some effort, students usually succeed at finding something. Many students find accommodation by word of mouth or social media. Please check out the page below for all of our information related to finding housing.

  • Is it possible to do this programme in part-time?

    Yes, this programme can also be done in part-time mode of study. Part-time students obtain 30 ECTS per academic year, which equates to 12-18 ECTS per semester. You will attend the same lectures as full-time students. Your programme coordinator will deliberate with you regarding the composition of your study programme.

'What makes the Master's in Philosophy truly outstanding is the exceptional variety of courses on offer. No matter where you’re going to or coming from, this will be a distinctive asset for your future.'
Prof. Arianna Betti
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